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  1. Expert Q&A: Losing the Baby Weight

    Gaining weight is essential during pregnancy, but once the baby arrives, most moms can’t wait to lose the extra weight. But losing weight after giving birth is different from losing weight at other times, especially if you are breastfeeding your baby.  To get professional advice on how to lose baby

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  2. 9 Foods to Help You Lose Weight

    Delicious foods that help you diet? It sounds too good to be true. No doubt: Weight loss comes down to simple math. You have to eat fewer calories than you burn. "Certain foods can help you shed body weight," says Heather Mangieri, RD, a spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, "becau

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  3. Weight-Loss Surgery & Long-Term Diabetes Control

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Weight loss surgery can benefit overweight patients with type 2 diabetes for up to nine years after the procedure, according to a new study. Long-term follow-up showed that patients continued to have improvements in their dia

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  4. Gut Bugs May Hold Key to Weight Control: Mouse Study

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 5 (HealthDay News) -- The bacteria living in your digestive system may be the last thing on your mind, but a new study in mice raises the prospect that obese people might get benefits through the transfer of a thinner person's gut germs. The resear

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  5. When Football Team Loses, Fans Reach for Junk Food

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Here's something to chew on as the National Football League prepares to kick off a new season Thursday night: sports fans turn to junk food to console themselves when their team goes down to defeat, new research suggests. In a se

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  6. Your Gut Bacteria May Predict Your Obesity Risk

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Bacteria in people's digestive systems -- gut germs -- seem to affect whether they become overweight or obese, and new research sheds more light on why that might be. The findings, from an international team of scientists, al

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  7. Fast and Easy Meal Solutions at Home

    It's been a long day. Who feels like shopping for dinner? Maybe you don't need to. A pantry stocked with the basic essentials can have all you need to prepare a healthy and delicious meal.  "Cooking with what's on hand may seem like a challenge to fledgling home cooks. But it can be very rewarding,"

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  8. Brown-Bag Lunches and Snacks for Work or School

    Packing healthy lunches and snacks to take to work or school offers many benefits. Healthy brown-bag meals can reduce fat, calories, and sodium in our diet, improving overall health. Smart choices can help us maintain a healthy weight. And brown-bag lunches just may improve your child’s IQ. Accordin

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  9. Obesity's Death Toll May Be Higher Than Thought

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have vastly underestimated the number of deaths caused by obesity in the United States, a new report reveals. Obesity accounts for 18 percent of deaths among black and white Americans between the ages of 40 and 8

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  10. Q&A: Were You Born to Be Obese?

    Aug. 1, 2013 -- For people who often feel hungry right after eating, a recent finding about genetics and obesity was, if not welcome news, at least thought-provoking. People who have two copies of a modified form (or variant) of a certain gene are much more likely to feel hungry after eating a meal,

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